Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Gernand tells the story of Cubans who have immigrated to the United States. In doing so, she also narrates the history and culture of the home country and ways in which customs and traditions have been maintained and adapted. Of particular interest is the cultural group's reception in the U.S. and subsequent achievements and contributions. Illustrated with photographs, bibliography and index and introduced with an essay by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Part of "The Immigrant Experience" series.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6-9Formerly part of the ``Peoples of North America'' series (Chelsea), these revised titles, like their predecessors, are well organized, carefully written, and highly readable accounts of different ethnic groups in America. Against background history, the authors relate why people emigrated, their reception in the U.S., and how they have adapted. The texts, however, remain unchanged for the most part. Some historical material has been dropped, and other sections have been reworded to give the information a new slant. Cuban Americans has added paragraphs on such topics as bilingualism in the U.S.; Italian Americans has more on the Mafia and participation in the labor movement. Both volumes have increased their coverage of each group's literary and intellectual contributions. Fascinating black-and-white period photographs and a full-color picture portfolio stimulate interest, but only four of the photos, all in Italian Americans, have been changed. The bibliographies have been expanded and updated. Unnecessary purchases if you have the older editions.Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA